I went home to Samar in May when my mom ran for vice mayor in our town of Pagsanghan. (She won, thankfully). Just a few days after the election, I badly wanted to unwind & relax after all the stress from the previous days. Our original plan was for us to go to San Antonio, a town in Northern Samar, which was increasingly becoming popular by word of mouth. However, due to misdelivery of ballots in one of our barangays, a special election still had to be held in Brgy. Buenos Aires—which meant that my mom was not up for some R & R in San Antonio because she had things to attend to in the political front even when at that point, she already had a very good margin and it was improbable that her opponent would have caught up to her.